Package Concierge Blog Category: Apartments

It's Now Black Friday Every Day: How to Manage the Influx of Packages

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Residential deliveries have been on the uptick for several years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has blown the lid off the box.

An analysis of April Package Concierge transaction data shows an increase of nearly 28% YOY and is rivaling that of the past holiday season.

Apartment package lockers and rooms can easily integrate with existing property software systems to help automate the package management process.

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Flexible Package Concierge Features Provide a Customized Community Experience

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Supporting property management by providing automated package management solutions with flexible features that enhance convenience and efficiency is Package Concierge’s primary focus. Just like you are doing right now, we continually assess our systems and processes to ensure our products and services make a positive difference in property management operations each and every day. So, in light of these “challenging times”, we wanted to make sure you are aware of a few Package Concierge system features designed to help your operations.

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Tips for Managing Your Automated Apartment Package Locker System

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As Statewide Stay at Home orders spread throughout the entire United States, businesses face temporary closures, and local restrictions and social distancing limit residents from leaving the property, they are more likely to be ordering their everyday essentials online – meaning an influx of package deliveries to your apartment community.

We understand that the limiting of on-site staff and reduced management office hours provides little time for package management, so we wanted to provide you with a few tips to help you easily assist your residents whether you are on- or off-site.

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Package Concierge is Committed to Supporting You

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Like you, Package Concierge continues to closely monitor developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand your concerns for your residents, employees and communities, especially as it relates to handling the influx of packages, and we share them. We take our responsibility to you very seriously and want to assure you that our company remains operational and our customer support team is committed to serving you 24/7.

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Our Key Takeaways from the 2020 NMHC Annual Events

Georgianna W Oliver is a panelist at the 2020 NMHC Annual Meeting

This year’s National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) events were hosted in Orlando at the Hilton Bonnet Creek during the week of Jan 20, 2020, and was comprised of three main events: The Women’s Event, the Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference, and the Annual Meeting. There was tremendous conversations, presentations, learnings, and of course a little bit of fun. Read on to learn our top takeaways from the events:

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Seasonal Strategies Help Property Managers Plan for the Busy Upcoming Holiday Season

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Property Technology Attracts Next Generation Renters While Driving Efficiency  

Today, Package Concierge®, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, is revealing its property playbook to help the multi-family housing industry make the most of the upcoming holiday season, and everything that comes with it. UPS alone estimated it delivered 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018 - and Package Concierge processed more than three million transactions during the season (half a million in just one week in December) last year.

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Room for more than just Deliveries

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One of the best things about a Package Concierge® system is that it only takes a few seconds to “get it.” Once a customer sees it in action, it’s easy to understand the benefits of having a custom locker-system at your office or apartment. With a few minor adjustments, our secure, user-friendly package lockers can offer some new services that you might not have thought of, but that your customers won’t want to live without.

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Investing in Your Future Needs Today!

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The sleek, automated convenience of a Package Concierge® system isn’t a novelty or luxury; it’s the future of the landscape. We know that you’re eager to enjoy the cost and time savings that come with one of our systems, but before you wade into these new waters, we’ve put together a list of things to consider that will help you make the most of your experience.

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Internet of Things and Property Management

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By now, unless you have been living under a rock or off the grid, you are used to the “internet of things” or IoT touching virtually every aspect of your life. Your smartphone is smart because of the internet. Your car provides you with directions through its GPS using the internet. Your refrigerator may even be able to tell you what groceries you need the next time you are at the store! But have you ever thought about the effect the internet of things has on commercial real estate and the changes that it brings to the manner in which asset managers conduct business?

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Package Concierge® Helps Ivy League School Manage Shipments and Adds College Logistics Expert to Meet Growing Demand

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Today, Package Concierge, the innovator of the digital locker system for apartment buildings, announced it is helping one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools in the country manage packages for its students. The company has also appointed former Pitney Bowes College Sales Director, Lance Whitson, as its new national university sales manager.

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Looking Back on Memorable Moments of 2017

The most anticipated solar eclipse on record. The emergence of bitcoin and continued technology advancement. One of the most devastating hurricane seasons on record. The #MeToo movement. Selena Gomez retained her status as most-followed celebrity on Instagram with more than 130 million and #love was the most used hashtag. Massachusetts earned designation as the healthiest state (shout out to our home state!) followed by the Aloha state Hawaii. Meanwhile, Florida and Utah, experienced the largest improvements. 2017 has certainly been filled with memorable moments.

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Is Your Leasing Team Too Busy?

Your leasing team is an integral part of your company. They’re the public face of the property. They are the key liaison between the management team, the current resident and the prospective resident. Managing incoming packages used to be a minor part of leasing offices duties. But today, maneuvering the influx of package deliveries eats up significant time in the day of a leasing associate.

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B2B Gift Giving – It Can Be Thoughtful & Notable

Holiday gift shopping for business clients can either be complex or painless, depending on your approach. While unique gifts may be memorable, such creativity requires extra time, and effort which are always hard to come by. The quintessential, go-to gifts are quick, time-tested classics that seldom fail – but they are not as impactful.

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Package Concierge® GM and Founder Georgianna W. Oliver Helps You Prep for the Holiday Package Rush

The holidays are right around the corner. Black Friday is eight days away and Cyber Monday is 10 days. Are you prepared to handle the holiday package rush headed to your property? Check out this Multi-Housing News Viewpoint from Package Concierge® General Manager and Founder Georgianna W. Oliver where she shares tips on how you can prep for this holiday season.

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Work-at-Home Businesses Require Package Efficiency

The rise of the Internet has impacted the globe in many ways. One of the biggest changes from the digital age is the fact people don’t have to leave their homes anymore… for anything, really. People can have a work-at-home business.  They can shop from home. They can get groceries delivered straight to their front door. It’s easier than ever before to place orders online with the click of a button.

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